Category Archives: interior paint colors

How To Select The Perfect Color Scheme For Your Home

Over the years, people have often asked me…   How do you select a color scheme for yourView full post »

Do The Best Dark Blue Paint Colors Give You The Blues?

Hey Everyone, I recently received a real “Dear Laurel” lovely note: Dear Laurel – About a yearView full post »

My Top 20 Best Shades of White Paint

Wait, Laurel!   My Top 20 Best Shades of White Paint???   Haven’t you already written thisView full post »

My North Facing Room Paint Color Is Driving Me Bonkers!

I recently received a letter from a woman struggling with how to choose a north facing room paintView full post »

The Best Bedroom Paint Colors You’re Probably Not Using

Hey Everyone, I’m back to give you another updated post for the best bedroom paint colors you’reView full post »

Here it is! A Palette For No-Fail Paint Colors

Picking paint colors is probably the most difficult decorating issue of all.   It would seem based on theView full post »

Can A Modern-Style Home Mix With Traditional Mouldings?

Dear Laurel, I love your blog and the wealth of information you share. And, I always get excited when a new postView full post »

The Perfect Shade Of White Wall Paint For Oak Trim

Dear Laurel, I came across your article about wall colors that go well with wood trim — very insightful! ThankView full post »

The Stained Wood Trim Stays – 16 Wall Colors To Make It Sing

Dear Laurel, I just found you on Pinterest. Great boards. I was googling best neutral wall color with stained woodView full post »

Impressive Decorating On A Shoestring Budget – Only 1,100.00 bucks!

Beautiful decorating on a shoestring budget is something that a lot of us wish we could do.   For most ofView full post »

Is Benjamin Moore COTY 2019 Metropolitan A Good Color?

Just yesterday, I received an email from a kind reader:   Hi Laurel, Love your blog and all the greatView full post »

Farrow and Ball Colors Update – 2018 + Matching

Hi Everyone, Taking a break from the Copenhagen trip photos because not everyone is interested, but I do haveView full post »

When is This Horrid Gray Trend Going To End?

Dear Laurel, I enjoyed the post from Sunday even though I’m not so fond of the Sherwin-Williams Color ofView full post »

Their Contractor Hates The Rich Paint Color Palette

Dear Laurel, My husband and I recently purchased a darling farmhouse (circa 1900) on a beautiful piece ofView full post »

The Best White Paint Color And What Most People Don’t Realize

Dear Laurel, Oh, I hope that you can help, oh paint guru. Because, in my quest for the best white paint color, I feelView full post »

Paralyzed By Perfection – Should She Paint Wood Paneling?

We’ve been on a roll discussing painting interior wood trim and now we have a home with copious amounts ofView full post »

The Wood Stain Color Is Too Red After Poly. Can It Be Fixed?

Below is a real “dear laurel letter” from a reader whose pine wood stain color took on a reddish hueView full post »

What Wall Color Will Work With Her Collected Interiors?

Collected Interiors– rooms that look like they evolved over time are probably what most of us are strivingView full post »

How To Work With the Color Pink – It’s Not Just For Millenials!

Hi Everyone, Working on this post from 36,000 miles in the air – winging it down to Miami for a three-dayView full post »

Is He Right? Are White-Painted Walls Boring?

Dear Laurel, I can’t even get my hubby to like white-painted walls. He thinks white walls with white trim looksView full post »

The Best Color Of The Year Is Largely A Farce – Here’s Why

Oh my! Thanks guys for all of your votes for the Best Color Of The Year 2018.   If I had my wits about me,View full post »

Color Of The Year 2018 – And The Winner Is…

Well, guys, this is it. The last two weeks of 2017 and that means it’s time to discuss.. The Color of theView full post »

Cracking The Ben Pentreath Paint Colors Mystery

A LOT of you have asked: WHAT is the color of Ben Pentreath’s Living Room? WHAT is the color of BenView full post »

My Horrid Roof Is The Color Of ____ And The Exterior Paint Colors Don’t Work

Dear Laurel, I am hoping and praying that you will do a post or ten posts about exterior paint colors. But,View full post »

What They Didn’t Tell You About The Best Yellow Paint Colors

It is possible that almost everything I’ve been lead to believe about yellow paint colors is a lie. AndView full post »

12 Farrow and Ball Kitchen Cabinet Colors For The Perfect English Kitchen

  Remember the other day with the none-white kitchen post, when there were several requests for the FarrowView full post »

My 16 Favorite Benjamin Moore Paint Colors

Oh my, this is the last post for 2016!   I considered doing another “Best of” awards like lastView full post »

The Little Known Truth About The Color Of The Year 2017

  Well, it’s that time of year again. It’s when three giants of the paint and color industryView full post »

I Need Help For My Ugly Stone Fireplace. Can I Paint It?

Ahhh, yes, the quintessential ugly stone fireplace. Do you have one?   I have to be honest and say that 95%View full post »

An Exquisite Kitchen Restoration Has Charm To Burn

Too funny. I was working on a post about brick and stone fireplaces when I checked my email. And I had threeView full post »

A Beautiful Home Renovation Makes Big Bucks For The Sellers

It’s a happy day when I see a home renovation where the owners did everything right. And they didn’tView full post »

Confused About Your Paint Sheen? Here’s Why

A woman named Sheena has finally figured out her paint colors but then she goes to the paint store and the dudeView full post »

Nine New Farrow & Ball Colors 2016 – Matched To Benjamin Moore

There are Nine New Farrow & Ball Colors! Actually, they aren’t all that new. They were released inView full post »

A Genius Paint Tip You Need To Know About

In the past year or so, I’ve gotten dozens of requests to do sponsored posts. I always say,View full post »

Have You Seen This Trendy Color Palette With A Twist?

You might have recalled from my last post that I found two fabrics to build a whole house color palette from.View full post »

A Designer’s Secret Method For Selecting Nine Interior Wall Colors

Dear Laurel,  It’s mid-May and we are getting to the final stages of a massive reno. The painter is on myView full post »